East Bank Demerara, Upper Corentyne and West Berbice recorded victories when play in the Cricket Guyana Inc. / SBF Petroleum 50-over Franchise League continued yesterday. At Enmore, Trevon Griffith struck 122 to lead East Bank Demerara (EBD) to a comprehensive 200-run win over East coast Demerara.
Griffith hammered seven fours and three sixes and added 93 for the opening stand with Sachin Singh who was lbw to Amir Khan for 25; Singh soon also bowled Vishaul Singh for three to leave the visitors on 105-2. Mavindra Dindyal went for eight while Sherfane Rutherford was dismissed for 14; both fell to teenage spinner Chanderpaul Ramraj.
Griffith soon departed, caught off Daniel Mootoo, but Ronaldo Ali Mohamed propped up the total, hitting two fours and three sixes in scoring 43 as East Bank Demerara posted 243-9. Khan captured 4-41, Dambuka Nggando had 2-28 and Ramraj 2-48.
In reply, East Coast Demerara lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 43 in 17.3 overs. Daniel Mootoo made 11 as Trevon France bagged 5-14 from eight overs while Ali Mohamed had 2-5. Griffith was named man-of-the- match.
At Port Mourant – Upper Corentyne beat Georgetown by 39 runs. Opener Kandasammy Surujnarine struck a fine century to lead Upper Corentyne to 177 all out in 44.1 overs, batting first. Upper Corentyne plunged into early trouble as Ashmead Need removed Alex Algoo for five and Anthony Bramble without scoring while Christopher Barnwell sent back T. Ramsarran for five, however Surujnarine steadied the innings with level-headed batting.
He struck 13 fours and one six in scoring 108 off 121 balls before he was removed by Barnwell. Jonathan Rampersaud (15), Clinton Pestano (13) and Eon Hooper (12) were the other batsmen that reached double figures as Nedd grabbed 4-18, Barnwell 3-30 and Winston Forrester 2-18.
Winston Forrester and Joshua Persaud handed Georgetown a bright start before Hooper removed the former for 20 which included two fours and one six while Persaud was taken off Demitri Cameron for 31 off 28 balls with six fours. Cameron then accounted for Raymond Perez for seven while Leon Johnson was stumped off Rampersaud for 23. Other than Barnwell who made 17, the remaining batsmen struggled as Georgetown were restricted for 138-9 in 31.4 overs; innings closed. Cameron, Hooper, Garav Ramesh and Rampersaud took two wickets each.
At Young Warriors ground – West Berbice beat Lower Corentyne by 67 runs. Batting first, West Berbice scored 192 all out in 49 overs. Opener Kevin Sinclair and Seon Glasgow struck 51 each with Sinclair hitting four fours and one six while Glasgow struck two fours and two sixes. Steffon Adams made 39 not out as Veerasammy Permaul bagged 6-57 and Kevlon Anderson 2-9.
Lower Corentyne were bowled out for 125 in 42.3 overs, in response. Anderson made 40 with five fours before he was run out while Seon Hetmyer scored 25; Glasgow picked up 4-19, Gudakesh Motie had 2-18 and Nigel Deodat 2-27.
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